1. County Health Officer Rebecca Adamson updated the commission on coronavirus cases and testing in the county, noting that no new positive cases have been identified.
2. commission had a 10-minute executive session, which it then extended with a second 15-minute executive session, to discuss non-elected personnel matters related to the county’s sign department. Later in the meeting they also had a 10-minute executive session to discuss non-elected personnel matters related to the emergency management department.
3. The commissioners noted that limited access to the county courthouse will remain in effect through May 3, the new date set for Gov. Laura Kelly’s stay-at-home order to expire. Many county departments still have employees working and can be reached by phone. The courthouse is still open to the public for county commission meetings, provided that those wishing to attend meetings pass a coronavirus screening at the courthouse entrance.
4. County Counselor Jim Emerson said he had recently talked with Kansas Department of Transportation Area Engineer George Dockery about issues including safety on highway KS-7 north of Girard.
5. Commissioner Jeremy Johnson said he and Emerson were going to meet with City of Pittsburg officials via conference call to discuss plans for sending out a mailer to urge residents to respond to the 2020 Census.